Council application fees set to rise on 17th January 2018

Parliamentary approval has been given the legislation that will increase planning application fees by 20% in England and introduce new categories in regards to applications for Permission in Principle.

The changes made by the government will come into force on 17th January 2018.

This means that any applications that have been submitted but not validated by its respective council will be liable to the increased fee.

The key fee increase is as follows:

Householder applications from £172 to £206
Outline applications (up to 2.5 ha) from £385 to £462
Change of use from £385 to £462
Full Planning applications from £385 to £462 (per dwelling)
Discharge of Conditions from £97 to £116 for full applications
Discharge of Conditions from £28 to £34 for Householder
Removal/ Variation of Condition from £195 to £234